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Contents:

  • We are so glad that you have found us
  • Would you like to talk to us?
  • Mediator
  • What do cis and trans mean?
  • Support and information in other languages


We are so glad that you have found us!

Our services are intended for girls (cis or trans) or young trans people (regardless of their gender identity/non-gender) in the age of 10 to 25 years. But those of you who are older or younger are welcome to get in touch with us too. 

You can talk about anything whatsoever. Perhaps you are happy, sad, angry or puzzled? Or you have perhaps experienced something? Nothing is too big or too small. We are able to provide support in Swedish and English.

We who work at the hotline are girls (cis or trans) and young trans people, and we are here to listen to you and take you seriously. First of all, because we want to and because we know it can feel good to talk to someone sometimes. You can chat with us, email us or book a personal meeting. You can remain anonymous if you want, and everything you say to us will remain between us.

You can read more about what cis and trans mean further down this page.

 

Would you like to talk to us? 

Wherever you live in Sweden, you can talk to us completely anonymously by chatting with us or emailing us. You can also book a personal meeting or have any of us as appointed as your mediator. Everyone at the hotline is under a duty of confidentiality.

The chat is open on

Tuesday, 18-20
Thursday, 19-21
Sunday, 19-21

Click the icon in the lower right corner to start chatting. We chat in Swedish.

Email to jour@uppsalattj.se

Our goal is to respond to emails in Swedish and English within 48 hours.

If you would like to meet us in person, you can call and make an appointment. Call our staff coordinators; their contact details are at the bottom of the home page. The meeting can be held in Swedish or English.

Mediator

Do you have to file a police report, talk to your school counsellor, have a check-up at the youth health clinic or perhaps have a meeting with the social services? Would you like to be accompanied by a mediator?

We can accompany you everywhere, so long it is in the Uppsala region. Contact our staff coordinators and tell them when you would like one of us to accompany them. Their contact details are at the bottom of the home page.

We offer contact with mediators in Swedish and English.

What do cis and trans mean?

A cis person is, in very simplified terms, a person who is not a trans person. Quite simply, a person whose body, legal sex and gender identity are connected according to the standard. A cis girl is a girl who was born with a fanny, was registered as “woman” in the population register, and who considers herself a girl. A cis boy is a boy who was born with a willy, was registered as “man” in the population register, and who considers himself a boy.

For us, a trans person is a concept that encompasses a number of different identities — binary and non-binary gender identities as well as persons who do not belong to either sex. What trans people have in common is that their gender identity or gender expression do not correspond to the legal sex they were assigned at birth. For example, a person could be born with a fanny and thus have to be assigned the legal sex of female at birth, but who identifies as a boy. This is a trans guy. A trans person can also be someone who was born with a willy and was assigned the legal sex of male at birth, but who identifies as a girl. This is a trans girl.

Trans girls and trans guys are what are commonly referred to as binary gender identities. There are also people who identify neither as a girl nor a boy or as both; this is referred to as non-binary. There are a number of different identities within the concept of non-binary, for example, bigender or genderqueer. Quite many people do not want to define themselves at all; this is what a non-binary is. It is you yourself who determines your gender identity and no one else can decide this for you whether you are trans or not.

Support and information in other languages

Hotline friend
Chat: Support in different languages for children and youths of up to 25 years of age.

Women Protection Helpline
Telephone: National helpline for women subjected to threats and violence. Access to interpreters. Free of charge and open 24/7.

Femcenter
Telephone: Women’s shelter with protected housing and support in many different languages.

Terrafem
Telephone: Women’s shelter with protected housing and support in many different languages, with a lawyer on call.

Somaya
Email, telephone: Women and girls’ shelter with protected housing and support in many different languages.

Swedish Refugee Law Centre
Email, telephone: Free legal advice on the issues of asylum and immigration to Sweden.

ERIN — Equal Rights Initiative Network
Telephone: Counselling and legal aid to women and girls with a foreign background. Support in the language preferred by the woman.

RFSL Support Service
Email, telephone, meetings: Support hotline for LGBTQI people who have experienced abuse, threats and violence. Call support in Swedish, English and Spanish or with an interpreter.

RFSL Newcomers
Activities, information and counselling: Local groups for those of you who are LGBTQI — gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer or intersex and are new to Sweden.

Youmo
Information about the body, relationships and well-being in Arabic, Dari, Somali, Tigrinya, English and easy Swedish.

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